Monthly Archives: January 2017

America – In Times of Madness

When I was a little boy I would often go with my family to visit my great granddaddy. As a missionary kid growing up in the ‘foreign field’, it was always a special time – coming home to America. Between … Continue reading

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Mediocrity Unto Death

Totalitarianism. It’s not a concept that we are very familiar with; those of us who have been born free. The sludge of fear, every decision weighed not against what is good and just and right, but instead against what the … Continue reading

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January 20th; The State of Our Union and Making America Great Again

I have a photograph of Timbuktu hanging on the wall beside my television. It is large (30” by 10”) and uniquely printed on aluminum as sort of a prize for my having achieved the unattainable – arriving as I did … Continue reading

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Bad Books Crowding Out the Good Ones

Most writers live in their own little utopias. I suppose that’s what differentiates a good writer from a mediocre one – the good writer builds a world for himself where he’d rather be; drama and passion and violence and purpose … Continue reading

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A POWERFUL COUNTER-EXTREMISM NOVEL: Lords of Misrule by Joel D. Hirst

The most recent review of my new novel “Lords of Misrule“: “Lords of Misrule by Joel Hirst is the first literary novel I have read that reflects the motivations and consequences of Jihadist movements in the post-colonial Africa. Being a … Continue reading

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Election 2016 – What Most People Still Don’t Get

I went back again to the “Flight 93 Election” article the other day as I was writing another post, and re-read it. This quote stuck out, “They want their pet ideas adopted—tax deductions for having more babies and the like. … Continue reading

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On Destroying New Nobilities

“To protect us from the formation of a new nobility.” I’ve been watching lots of mini-series lately about the royals, as I mentioned yesterday. The one I just finished was “The Last Kingdom” which is the story about how Saxon … Continue reading

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The 2016 Election and a Tale of Two Articles

I consume an enormous amount of information, as I’m sure that you do. Not from television anymore, #FakeNews masquerading as “Nightly News”, CNN’s Fareed Zacharia pretentiously preaching nonsense and calling it wisdom. “I want to get the viewers to understand … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn, Writing and Our New ‘Curtain’

I’m in the middle of “The First Circle” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (review to come, hopefully this month). Concurrently – although unrelated – I’ve been somewhat discouraged of late. Success is a crafty little minx; at once flirtatious and elusive. And … Continue reading

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“Mi opinión – El teniente de San Porfirio, de Joel D. Hirst” Por Alexander Copperwhite

“He de confesar que no suelo leer novelas con fondo político, puesto que lo que me apasiona son las aventuras, el misterio, el terror, la ciencia ficción, y dichas novelas no están entre mis preferidas. Pero nunca me niego a … Continue reading

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